The Master of Education with Special Education Certificate from Alvernia University prepares educators who hold another teaching certification to be successful in a variety of inclusive special education classroom settings. Participants can choose to specialize in Preschool-Grade 8 or Grades 7-12.
The curriculum focuses on working with students with special needs including learning disabilities, social/emotional disorders, and autism. Courses also cover technology, literacy, and teaching strategies. Participants will complete classroom field experiences.
Course topics covered in this Master’s in Special Education online include:
- Differentiated instruction in inclusive classrooms
- Collaboration and legal issues for special educators
- Assessment and instruction of students with developmental disabilities
- School law and social advocacy
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent